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potter around

To move from place to place, doing trivial, random, or aimless tasks or activities. It makes me sad thinking of my granddad pottering around that big old house all by himself. I didn't have a specific plan while I was in London, so I spent most of the time just pottering around.
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And this classic country reception - complete with grandchildren pottering around - was a big winner on a stuffy afternoon in the heart of the Midlands.
But whether you fancy blowing out the cobwebs in Bamburgh or pottering around in Portmeirion, it's clear that the great British seaside has something for everyone."
Travel magazine, said: "These ratings won't make happy reading for some, but whether you fancy blowing out the cobwebs in Bamburgh, pottering around in Portmeirion or taking your bucket and spade to St Mawes, it's clear that the great British seaside has something for everyone."
Sonos wireless sound system I love music and singing, so if I'm pottering around the house I'm always playing music to keep me company.
| Out and about or pottering around? I like to get out in the fresh air.
Great-grandfather and World War II veteran Bill Dudley, from Connah's Quay, joined the fastfood giant's Mold, Flintshire, restaurant as a part-time member of the customer care team nine years ago after he grew "bored" pottering around the house.
Great grandfather and World War II veteran Bill Dudley, from Connah's Quay, joined the fast food giant's Mold eatery as part-time member of the customer care team nine years ago after he grew "bored" pottering around the house.
Her family think Dorte is studying at university in Copenhagen but she spends her time pottering around her little bungalow next to the railway line, or shopping for cream cakes and bargains.
THIS is one of Britain's rarest animals - an albino grey squirrel - caught pottering around a Scots garden.
And that is before Paul Scholes gets fed up pottering around Oldham.
He was happiest among his family and friends, pottering around on his farm with his boys.
Kacie Kinzer, Interactive Telecommunications Program, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, 2009 As you enter the lobby of Talk To Me and make your way around the exhibition, you encounter various Tweenbots pottering around, possibly in need of picking up or redirecting.
Don said he was enjoying "pottering around" since taking a break and commented on the number of people who said he was looking better lately.
For many of the younger generation, the word allotment brings back memories of Arthur Fowler pottering around on his patch of greenery in a vague attempt to grow the odd carrot.